If you want to have a perfect smile, your teeth should be white and bright. However, many people are not able to achieve this because of discolored or stained teeth. This can be a major cause of distress in many people because they do not find their smile cosmetically appealing.
Our dental professionals at Desertview Dental Care can help you achieve white teeth that you can be comfortable showcasing to your friends and family. You might be wondering why your teeth are not becoming white even though you brush and floss at least twice daily. At our clinic, we take our time to educate you on your dental condition and why your teeth are not becoming white as you brush.
Teeth Are Not White in the First Place
Many people hold the belief that teeth are naturally white. What they do not know is that, even if your teeth were never affected by discoloring agents, your teeth would still appear discolored and not perfectly white. This is because of the anatomy of teeth.
The dentin and enamel make up the visible part of your teeth. While enamel can be transparent, the dentin in some people can be colored, and therefore naturally cannot be white. So even though you can brush every day, this will not help because the dentin is naturally colored. The only remedy is to have professional teeth whitening which can lighten the appearance of your teeth. These remedies make your teeth appear white, but you should remember they will not be perfectly white.
Teeth are Stained
Natural teeth get stained from things that we consume daily. And other habits that we do. If you are a smoker, you will notice that your teeth get stained. Other foods such as tomatoes, cola, coffee, and even red wine can make the teeth stain. When taking antibiotics like tetracycline you can stain the teeth. The teeth get stained and even if you brush each day the teeth will remain stained. Consuming these items that can stain the teeth will make the teeth remain stained despite brushing daily.
Tooth Brushing is Not for Whitening
Brushing and flossing of the teeth should be done at least twice daily. This is meant to remove plaque that may have accumulated in between the teeth. Brushing washes away the food particles that may have remained in the mouth. Brushing does not mean that you will whiten the teeth, it is meant to keep plaque and tartar away from the teeth. When plaque is removed it helps in preventing the formation of cavities and prevents tooth decay. If you leave plague unattended for long it hardens and forms tartar which is sticky and will bring about conditions like gingivitis, cavities, and even tooth decay.
Our dentists at Desertview Dental Care are specialists in offering whitening procedures for your teeth. The dentist will perform a whitening procedure to give you white teeth. Book an appointment or exam by calling us at 623-278-9402.